Bacolod is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines. It is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental where it is geographically situated but governed administratively independent from it. Having a total of 561,875 inhabitants as of 2015 census, it is the most populous city in the Negros Island Region and the second most populous city in the Visayas after Cebu City. It is part of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area, which also includes the cities of Silay and Talisay with a total population of 791,019.
The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and was home to his unmarried children with his first wife, Maria Braga Lacson. To this day, the 903 square meter structure still stands tall amidst sugar plantation and continues to awe both local and foreign tourists. Truly, a picture-perfect backdrop and a magnificent sight to see.
San Sebastian Cathedral
The San Sebastian Cathedral is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod.
Capitol Park & Lagoon
The Capitol Park and Lagoon is a provincial park located right in the heart of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, in the Philippines. One of the landmarks of the park is the carabao (water buffalo) being reared by a woman. This carabao is located at the northern end of the lagoon. On the southern end, there is also another carabao sculpture being pulled by a man.
Panaad Park and Stadium
The Panaad Stadium is used for football matches, and is the adopted home of the Philippines national football team. It played host to football at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and was later the venue of the qualifiers of the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship or ASEAN Cup, in which the Philippines, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Brunei and Laos participated. The stadium has a seating capacity of 15,500.
MAMBUKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT
Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Mambukal Resort lies 1,200 feet above sea level and serves as a gateway to Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. The resort started as a bathhouse and picnic garden and has provided cool haven for Negrenses and their guests.
PERTH PARADISE BEACH RESORT
Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Gifted with a breathtakingly panoramic view of mountain lushness, this is an ideal recreational destination for those traveling on a shoestring.
CAMPUESTOHAN HIGHLAND RESORT
Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
A 5-hectare highland resort in between Talisay City and Bacolod City. Take a dip in the pool, a selfie with the superheroes and giants, strolling at the gardens, horseback riding or an adventure with a 340-meter zipline.
Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
The 2 hectare area at the coastline of Bacolod can be a dine-out spot for foodies, an entertainment venue for music lovers and a perfect place to watch the beautiful sunset for hopeless romantics.
HIMOGA-AN RIVER CRUISE
Western Nautical Hwy, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
The newest tourism activity in Sagay City, the cruise is a two-hour boat trip from Brgy. Fabrica wharf plying through the city’s longest river, Himoga-an and ends at Brgy. Old Sagay. There are interesting and delightful sceneries along the way like the carabao island, migratory birds frolickin on the mangroves.
Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, Philippines
There are a total of three caves, two of which are linked to each other by a small shaft. This smaller cave – Salvacion Cave – sits on the outer rim, its sea-facing opening so large that pump-boats frequently enter and dock within. This cave’s high ceiling (45-50 feet) gives it a catherdral-like, expansive feel; its visible, coral-covered bottom, at about 30 to 35 feet deep.